Oricon News has reported some behind-the-scenes secrets of the production of Attack on Titan finale episode a few days ago.
And these reports reveal the youngest voice actor in anime history debuted his first role.
On November 7, 2023, Oricon News (one of the most trusted Japanese News Websites) revealed some interesting behind-the-scene information regarding the finale episode of Attack on Titan.
In the finale episode, after Armin gets engulfed by the Okapi Titan, we see The Rumbling wreaking havoc worldwide.
We see people falling off a cliff in one part of the world. In these people stands a woman holding her baby with utmost care despite the panicked crowd.
As she is about to fall, she passes the baby to the people on the cliff. The cycle of passing the baby forward continues as the baby keeps crying.
This baby was voiced by the one-year-old son of Yuki Kaji (voice actor of Eren Yeager).
The Importance of this Scene
Yuki Kaji gave context to including his son in the voice casting of the finale episode of Attack on Titan.
According to the voice actor, the story of Attack on Titans features the theme of inheritance from one generation to another.
Due to this, Yuki Kaji recommended the sound director of this series, Masafumi Mima, to add his 1-year-old to the voice casting.
Yuki Kaji sent the director several audios of his son’s crying, and the sound director gave him specific instructions regarding the audio every time until the perfect audio was selected and included in the episode.
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The Youngest Voice Actor in Anime?
Hikari Okada is the youngest voice actress (age 13) who has played a role in an anime series in the industry. She is just a first-grade student.
She voiced Hrqstn Elq from “WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?” Since performing this role, she hasn’t returned to continue her voice acting career.
So, the one-year-old son of Yuki Kaji can be considered the youngest voice actor in anime history by a long shot. We have also seen a cat getting a voice-acting role in the past.
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